Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be one of the key figures in the match between AC Milan and Barcelona as he prepares to face his former club. Just a few days ago, Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed in his autobiography that he thought Pep Guardiola was not good enough as many assume him to be. It will be very interesting to see the reactions of all involved as Zlatan prepares to face his former manager. AC Milan managed to draw the first leg 2-2, but they will be facing a much improved Barcelona team. Milan should gain some confidence from the fact that they have Alexandre Pato back from injury.
It remains to be seen if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make way for the Brazilian striker. As the attention on Zlatan Ibrahimovic heats up, one midfielder – Sergio Busquets – believes that that too much attention is being given to the Swedish striker, who according to many does not do it in the big games. With regard to the attention given to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Busquets said, “We are playing against Milan, not against Ibrahimovic. It will be the same for Zlatan too, a game versus Barcelona and not against his former teammates.”
Ibrahimovic does not have a great record when it comes to the Champions League games, but he will be having a great chance to once again prove to his former club that he was indeed worth around £60 million.
As AC Milan head into the match coming on the back of a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina, Barcelona come well-prepared after a 4-0 win over Real Zaragoza. It will certainly prove to be a great advantage, as AC Milan now have to concentrate more on the league and also the Champions League group stages. They currently trail Barcelona by two points in the group stages.